I'll be there for BBDO 2019. I won't be at the Fivers due to cheating tho :(.
Why do crown races need to be press fit anymore? I always put a slice in mine so it slides right on sans tools. When you tighten the headset it gets squeezed against the steer tube anyway. Notice how there's a race in the top cup that already has a slice? Same same. The days of bearings actually running on that race are over so I don't see the point anymore.
I find it hilarious how the masses would rather have a water bottle first and suspension design come second but something small like fork offset is a huge deal.
This is what Its all about:
Imagine you're Sam Hill and you're going to race the EWS in Whistler. Do you want a stable at high speed front end or twitchy tight turning front end? Probably stable at high speed so you tell Sram you want the 37mm offset fork. Now you have to race France or something that's super tight with lots of switchbacks, go with the 44mm. Now the general public isn' going to buy 2 forks for each race so you run what you think you'l be most comfortable on most of the time. All of this BS about bikes being built around the offset is marketing.
I'm running the Magura MT5 brakes. Maguras bleed technique is whack imo, ive got a way better system that works so easily. Too much to explain but I feel its a shame that they get a bad rep because of the bleed procedure.
I'm running an R on the front and + on the rear. I actually trimmed a 45 degree angle into the middle knobs to resemble a High Roller and its been awesome. Fave tire combo so far.
Rode Vedder yesterday. Dilemma down is prime. More trails might be opening up as the weather was warm today.
Yes but who are the ones doing those shootings? Some gangbanger isn't going to take the 401 from 8 mile all the way into town to light up a church when he's got drugs to sell back at home. The ones shooting up schools and churches are troubled middle class teens and adults who's only agenda is to murder innocent people to prove a point or whatever.
The murder rates in those cities are because of the poverty stricken areas and drug use etc. I hate to say it but the people murdering other people in those areas don't care about mowing down a school full of kids and keep to themselves so to speak. In fact I would even say that jailed criminals from those areas would be the same inmates that kill child molesters in prison. Point being when they murder or break the law its out of a hopeless necessity to stay alive and live the gang life or die. Thats a totally different issue and needs to be addressed asap. We have the same shit in Canada but it tends to stick to poorer areas.
A 19 yo buying ANY gun that can fire multiple rounds from it' chamber with the sole purpose of doing lots of damage so they can shoot up a school is not the same as above. These kids are troubled middle class people that need help. Putting school shootings and homicides from the 'ghettos' is ridiculous imo because the root cause is totally different. The only thing they do have in common is the use of easily accessed weapons.
That is your right correct. They'll probably lose much less business from your group than from my group so still a good decision imo.
Healthcare is one of the problems, but that wouldn't have stopped the Vegas shooter as he was a 'normal guy'. Healthcare is just one of the problems as is the ease of which guns are obtained. The biggest problem imo with America is the propaganda machine that is the NRA. We don't have anything like that in Canada and thus our gun problems pale in comparison. We still have mental health problems, we still have criminals that get their hands on guns and yet I'm not scared of my neighbour. I don't FEEL the need to carry a gun.
So last October I was riding Drops a Lot in Penticton. For those that know it is a very rocky zone that almost always guarantees a flat.
Anyway nuking along I get a loud 'THWANG!' as my Agent smacks a rock. I didn't hear a hiss or anything so I continued on. 10 seconds later and I'm mobbing through a rock garden with a rear flat. The sounds my poor rim made before I could stop was astounding, I thought for sure %110 My rim cracked. Nope! Still rolling on the same wheel and not even a loose spoke hahaha. I'm 230 pounds btw so I tend to blow through wheels.
Yup I do. It's a size L 140 Evolink
The model that keeps his boobs in place.
At 6'4" Im on a L Evolink 140. You would be happy with the XL.